A Sputnik correspondent was able to enter the town of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib province after a few hours of being liberated by the Syrian army.
A short time before, a local source reported that the Syrian Army had regained the city, detailing that a mine clearance operation is now under way.
As seen in the video, there are no more military actions, but the city is significantly destroyed.
Since 2014, the city has become a bulwark of terrorists. In addition to armed opposition, the city was the base of the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front.
Meanwhile, US actions in northeastern Syria aimed at creating the so-called security zone undermine the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abas Musavi.
“US behavior in northeastern Syria is an open attack on Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and is contrary to the principles of international law and the UN Charter,” Musavi said in the Foreign Ministry’s Telegram.
He also noted that “the latest statements and agreements by US officials in the security zone in northeastern Syria are provocative and cause for concern.”
In recent years, Turkey has repeatedly threatened to launch an offensive against Kurdish militias in northern Syria as it considers the US-backed militias to be linked to terrorists and if it cannot create a security zone with the US in that region.
Turkish and US officials held a meeting in Ankara and agreed on August 7 to establish a joint operations center and coordinate efforts to create a security zone in northern Syria.
The Syrian government calls the Turkish-American agreement on the security zone a blatant attack against the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and a serious violation of the principles of international law and the United Nations Charter. Neither Turkey or the US have consulted Damascus.